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BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. Bupropion is in a class of medications called antidepressants. It works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.23M
Medicare Part D Claims
$102M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 182,849 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 122,123 $6.34M
Florida 112,628 $5.79M
Massachusetts 95,961 $5.17M
New York 87,460 $4.58M
Texas 80,610 $4.32M
Ohio 77,113 $4.14M
Washington 61,669 $3.57M
Illinois 61,273 $3.3M
Michigan 60,739 $3.34M
Missouri 60,015 $2.95M
North Carolina 59,647 $3.18M
Tennessee 53,263 $2.51M
Georgia 50,830 $2.52M
Arizona 49,829 $2.7M
Wisconsin 45,754 $2.45M
Virginia 43,731 $2.33M
Indiana 39,233 $2.1M
Oregon 37,536 $2.13M
Minnesota 37,218 $2.18M
Kentucky 35,822 $1.73M
Alabama 28,888 $1.26M
South Carolina 27,482 $1.42M
Oklahoma 25,581 $1.28M
Colorado 24,631 $1.42M
Iowa 23,737 $1.16M
Puerto Rico 23,623 $792K
New Jersey 23,434 $1.28M
Connecticut 23,138 $1.19M
Louisiana 22,624 $1.03M
Mississippi 19,219 $843K
West Virginia 18,804 $980K
Maryland 17,961 $1.03M
Kansas 17,748 $873K
Utah 16,803 $989K
New Mexico 16,418 $869K
Arkansas 15,995 $743K
Maine 14,438 $881K
Rhode Island 13,688 $743K
New Hampshire 13,121 $754K
Nevada 12,328 $640K
Idaho 11,850 $648K
Nebraska 11,689 $569K
Vermont 9,299 $555K
Montana 6,119 $310K
South Dakota 5,237 $247K
Hawaii 4,351 $245K
Delaware 3,848 $233K
North Dakota 3,553 $165K
Wyoming 2,470 $130K
Alaska 2,258 $102K
District of Columbia 2,024 $98.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for BUPROPION HCL SR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID SCHWENDEMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

FREDERICK MILLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

EVANSTON

Illinois

CHARLES NORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

WARREN

Pennsylvania

TERESA OLSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LYNETTE SMITH-CAILLOUET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

DANVILLE

Illinois

ASIM HARACIC MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

CHARIS LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

ROCHESTER

New York

APRIL BEASLEY-IRVING M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

GLENS FALLS

New York

MARY ANNE SECRIST MS, RN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled56

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DIANE CUSTER

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

WILLOW GROVE

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN DOLLINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

ROGERS

Arkansas

JAMES PAGE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

TRAVIS DAISE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

GOODLAND

Kansas

BENJAMIN HERRON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

CUONG NGUYEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

SAN JOSE

California

STEPHEN GEISLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

GLEN OAKS

New York

PATRICIA MCLOUGHLIN NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled56

TICONDEROGA

New York

NICOLE THURSTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

BOISE

Idaho

NAOMI PURDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOHN JAINCHILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

ABDULLAH AL DWAIRI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CHICO

California

CATHERINE KROLL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

GWINN

Michigan

LUIS INSIGNARES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

ZHIQIANG SUN MD PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

CORDOVA

Tennessee

JOHN CLAYTON D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

WEST CHESTER

Pennsylvania